July 8, 2013

Man accused of firing from window on $100K bail

Perrin Oliver, 43, is accused of firing about 70 shots during a standoff that forced the rerouting of the city's July 4 parade.

The Associated Press

BANGOR — A Bangor man accused of firing shots from an apartment window, forcing the city's Fourth of July parade to be rerouted, has been ordered held on $100,000 bail.

Police say 43-year-old Perrin Oliver sent a woman and child fleeing from his apartment Thursday and then fired about 70 shots during a four-hour standoff before a tactical team used tear gas to take him into custody.

Perrin, who made his initial court appearance Monday through video conference from jail, is charged with criminal threatening and aggravated reckless conduct with a firearm. It was unclear if he's retained a lawyer.

No one was hurt in the standoff.

But one person was killed on the rerouted parade route. Police say an antique fire truck crashed into a tractor, killing the tractor's operator.

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